During the month of April, the Huntington Learning Center is celebrating Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.
This annual, nationwide event aims to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. These two subjects play an important role in tackling pressing problems of our time, such as the data deluge, internet security, curing and treating diseases, and other worldwide issues.
Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month began in 1986 when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation to establish National Mathematics Awareness Week. His goal was to encourage the study and utilization of mathematics and remind Americans of the importance of this basic branch of science in our daily lives. The celebration is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial Applied Mathematics.
Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center says that Huntington has proudly celebrated Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month for many years. “We’re delighted to once again join educators, students, schools and other groups in elevating discussions about math’s importance for the progression of our economy and society,” says Huntington. “When working with children who are struggling with math or want to get ahead in the subject, we remind them why math knowledge is essential—not just in school, but in life. We’re pleased to join in this annual event and to encourage the families we serve to do the same.”
Huntington reminds parents to show their children that mathematics and statistics are a part of daily life and many things they do and enjoy. She offers these tips:
To learn more about Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, visit www.mathaware.org.